Kenneth Bryan Raper

(11 July 1908 – 1987) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged vascular plant, bryological, and fungal specimens collected by Kenneth Bryan Raper, who usually signed his collections as “K.B. Raper.” NCU’s fungal collection is cataloged at  mycoportal.org , our moss, liverwort and hornwort collection is available via bryophyteportal.org , and …

John Robert Raper

John Robert Raper deposited specimens in NCU

(3 October 1911 – 21 May 1974) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged about thirty vascular plant specimens collected by John Robert Raper.  His most frequent collecting locations included Chapel Hill and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and orchids seem to have been his particular interest.  Although John Raper was…

Abram Paschal Garber

[Abraham Pascal Garber] (23 February 1838 – 25 August 1881) 1,2,3,5 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has catalogued fourvascular plant specimens collected by A. P. Garber.   As our collection continues to be cataloged, it is likely that more specimens collected by him will be found. Other herbaria which curate…

Lytt Irvine Gardner, Sr.

Lytt I. Gardner, Herbarium Collector

Photograph of Lytt Gardner, M.D. from the Lytt I. Gardner, M.D. Papers, courtesy of Archives & Special Collections at Upstate Medical University (b. 1917 – d. 1986) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged only three fungi collected by Lytt Gardner, though as our collections continue to be cataloged more…

Arthur Stanley Pease

(22 September 1881 – 7 January 1964) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has catalogued about fifty vascular plants and half a dozen fungi collected by Arthur Stanley Pease. It is likely that more will be found as cataloging continues. Most of Pease’s specimens held by NCU are from New England….

Albert Commons

(23 January 1829 – 11 July 1919) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has catalogued about 38 vascular plant specimens collected by Albert Commons. He usually signed his specimen labels “A. Commons” or “A.C.”.  Most specimens curated at NCU are from Delaware, particularly New Castle County. As we continue to catalog…

Gerald McCarthy

(1 December 1858 –  8 September 1915) “We have among ourselves a class of scientific enthusiasts, worshippers of the mummy god Herbario, who with unwearied patience and tireless limb hound high-road and byway, bog and mountain peak, ever on the look-out for floral strangers, whom they ruthlessly sacrifice to the glue-and-paper deity.”  — Gerald McCarthy The University of…

Francis Stuart Chapman

Herbarium Collector Francis Stuart Chapman

(4 June 1883 – 24 December 1956) The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged 30 bryophytes and 6 lichens collected by Francis Stuart Chapman, who usually used “Stuart Chapman” or “F. S. Chapman” on herbarium labels. Many specimens collected by Chapman can be found on bryophyteportal.org and lichenportal.org . Duke University…

Augustin Gattinger

Gattinger

Augustin Gattinger (3 February 1825 – 18 July 1903) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has cataloged to date about 30 vascular plant specimens collected by Augustin Gattinger.   As NCU’s collection continues to be cataloged, it is possible that more specimens will be found.  Other herbaria in North America curating Augustin…

Josiah Hale

Josiah Hale (1791? – 1856) Information compiled by Carol Ann McCormick (NCU). Special thanks to Paul G. St-Pierre, Research & Instruction Librarian, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium has nine specimens collected by Josiah Hale.  All were gifts from the Jesup Herbarium of Dartmouth College (HNH) to NCU…